Articles tagged 'war vets'

Youth league savages vets 7 December 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF youth league has come out guns blazing against war veterans who have proposed a controversial constitutional amendment of the presidential age limit — aimed at blocking opposition leader Nelson Chamisa from participating in both the 2023 and 2028 elections. The country's c...
just in ... War veterans want presidential age limit raised 4 December 2018 HARARE - War veterans have moved a motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people's conference to have the ruling party use its supermajority in parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 52. Widely seen as targeted at MDC Alliance president...
War vets challenge anti-ED demonstration ban in court 1 December 2018 HARARE - The High Court has agreed to hear arguments challenging police ban of a demonstration by war veterans against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government for failing to honour other monetary promises dating back to 1998, and ex-liberation war fighters said they were optimistic it would be ...
Tycoon divides ex-combatants 2 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's staunchest backers — the war veterans — are now divided over State capture allegations that have sucked in oil tycoon, Kudakwashe Tagwirei. While the chairperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) Christopher Mutsvangwa...
No progress without Chamisa: War vets 28 August 2018 HARARE - The country's boisterous liberation war fighters have called on MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa (pictured) to close ranks with his nemesis, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying a divided house will not stand. Mnangagwa was confirmed winner of the tightly contested election by the C...
War vets defend Jabulani Sibanda 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo-based war veterans have defended their former leader Jabulani Sibanda's recent meeting with MDC president Nelson Chamisa, arguing the engagement was a sign of maturity among Zimbabwean politicians. During his visit to the second largest city for a rally at White City Stadiu...
Grace, RG Mugabe hypocrisy shocking 2 April 2018 HARARE - Land invasions were pushed into fashion by the Zanu PF government way back in the year 2000 as the party desperately tried to find other ways to placate an increasingly restive population. Then, the law was swiftly amended to legitimise these otherwise illegal moves that were led by v...
War vets call for Grace Mugabe's arrest 30 March 2018 HARARE - Liberation war fighters are piling pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to arrest former first lady Grace Mugabe over her attainment of a doctorate degree under controversial circumstances but analysts have cautioned that any punitive action against the first family might backfire fo...
New land deal for white farmers hailed but... 3 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s move to issue 99-year leases to the few remaining white farmers in a bid to end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture has been hailed as a goodwill gesture amid calls to just give the commercial farmers full ownership. Perrance Shiri, the Land...
Another protest against Mugabe 21 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) is plotting the mother-of-all-demonstrations in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to put pressure on President Robert Mugabe to leave office. Mugabe, 93, has been refusing to leave office despite immense pressure from his ruli...
Sellouts, whites won't rule Zim: Chiwenga 27 October 2017 HARARE - Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) general Constantino Chiwenga has declared ahead of next year's synchronised polls that the military will not allow whites and disloyal citizens to ascend to the seat of power. Chiwenga was quoted by a Masvingo provincial newspaper saying ...
A congress to decide Mugabe succession? 23 October 2017   KENT - The latest twist to Zanu PF's long-running succession saga is that the ruling party will hold an extraordinary congress in December. To seasoned watchers of Zimbabwean politics, this doesn't come as a big surprise. The timing is, however, rather curious, coming, as it does, just mo...
What happens after Mugabe? 15 October 2017 HARARE - At the ripe old age of 93, Zimbabwe's long-serving President, Robert Mugabe, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling Zanu PF party in elections next year. In power since independence from Britain in 1980, Mugabe would be 99 should he win the 2018 election and complete ...
Matabeleland 'mourns' Tshinga Dube sacking 13 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Analysts here have waded into the recent Cabinet reshuffle that saw two ministers from the Matabeleland region being dropped. Among those dropped were former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube and former Rural Development minister Abednico Ncube — both from Matabeleland. Analysts...
Honesty costs minister job 12 October 2017 HARARE - Former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube — who was sacked from Cabinet earlier this week — says although he harbours no hard feelings against President Robert Mugabe, he paid the price for being “too honest”. Dube lost his cushy job together with three other ministers — Prisca Mupfum...
'War Vets minister fails many' 10 October 2017 HARARE - Troops wounded in Zimbabwe's 70s liberation war have received the short end of the stick in follow-up welfare provided or organised by the former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube, opposition legislators have complained in the National Assembly. But Dube has refused to shoulder the b...
ED now dead man walking 5 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has literally taken the gloves off on his counterpart — Emmerson Mnangagwa — insinuating on Tuesday that the 75-year-old politician was lying that he was poisoned on August 12 while attending a Zanu PF youth interface meeting in Gwanda, the Daily News ca...
ED allies plot to drown Mugabe 20 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has a lot of homework to do ahead of next year's decisive polls amid revelations that allies of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have hatched an improved version of the 2008 Bhora Musango strategy to shipwreck his re-election bid, the Daily News can report. Re...
SOUTHERN NEWS | AAG reports town clerk to Mugabe 20 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Indigenous pressure group, the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), has written to President Robert Mugabe to express its unhappiness with the decision by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to allocate gold claims to town clerk Christopher Dube and George Mlilo — the permanent secretary in the...
Sekeramayi shames Mutsvangwa 18 September 2017 HARARE - The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ) has confirmed that Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi has undergone specialist medical training and has qualifications from Sweden that meet local standards or legislation to practice as a medical doctor. MDPCZ's revelat...
Mugabe succession: It's a two-horse race 14 September 2017 HARARE - The race to succeed President Robert Mugabe as leader of Zanu PF has narrowed to two major contenders namely Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who, despite the increasing hostility towards him, still stands a good chance to succeed the incumbent on ...
War vets resist Mugabe plan 11 September 2017 HARARE - Leaders of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have vowed they will go to the ends of the earth to try and stop Zanu PF from its plans to depose them by causing election of a new leadership. This comes as First Lady Grace Mugabe and Defence minister Sydn...
Grace savages Gen Chiwenga 10 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe alleged yesterday that commander of the defence forces General Constantino Chiwenga had falsely claimed that President Robert Mugabe wanted sacked former Cabinet minister Christopher Mutsvangwa to lead war veterans, when it was his own decision to impose Mutsvangw...
Mugabe moves in for the kill 9 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party has turned its guns on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's bastion of support by pushing for the dissolution of Christopher Mutsvangwa's Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva)'s executive though an extraordinary congress to ...
Matemadanda's application thrown out 9 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary general, Victor Matemadanda, will face trial after his application to be removed from remand was thrown out yesterday. The court decision triggered demonstrations outside the Harare Magistrates' Courts, with memb...